Dallas Soccer, Dallas Soccer News, North Texas Soccer

dallas soccer news
Dallas Soccer Exclusive
Dallas Soccer News - Ruben Luna, Moises Hernandez, Victor Ulloa

FC Dallas sign three youth to pro contracts

Published 7/30/2010 6:12:08 PM by staff from dallas
image image image image email this article

FC Dallas has signed three players from their youth academy to professional contracts.  Technical Director Barry Gorman announced Friday the signings of Ruben Luna, Moises Hernandez and Victor Ulloa were contracted under the MLS homegrown player initiative.

“Graduating players from our development academy on to the professional team is our ultimate goal within the program,” Gorman said. “That we've been able to do exactly that with four players already is a testament to both the quality of the players in our program and the hard work of our academy coaches.”

The three players will travel to Colorado with the first team this weekend to take part in a reserve game after FC Dallas’ match with the Colorado Rapids Saturday evening. All three players were recently honored by the US Soccer Development Academy during Finals Week.

“Today marks a momentous achievement for our organization,” Vice President of Hunt Sports Group Dan Hunt said. “One of our principle initiatives at FC Dallas is to identify and develop home grown players and to graduate those players from our academy onto our professional roster. To now have four players come through our youth development system symbolizes more than the culmination of their individual hard work and determination. It is a testament to the fulfillment of the goals of this organization, and the success of the development system we are building.”

Playing alongside Hernandez and Ulloa, Ruben Luna scored a team high 26 goals in 29 appearances for the U18 FC Dallas Juniors this season. The team won the Central Conference with a record of 11-2-3.

A defender, Hernandez started a team high 30 matches for the Juniors. Coming forward from his defensive position, he also scored two goals. Ulloa started 29 of 31 games in the midfield. He scored two goals during the regular season.

The FCD Juniors captain, Victor Ulloa also scored during the group stage of USSDA Finals Week. His goal came in the team’s second match of the season-ending tournament against the Derby County Wolves. The match finished 1-1.

Heading into their third game, FCD Juniors were poised to finish first in their group before falling, 3-2 to CASL Chelsea FC Academy on a stoppage-time goal. The loss pushed the team to third place in their group. Luna converted a penalty kick goal in 61st minute of that match.

Label: Ruben Luna, Moises Hernandez, Victor Ulloa
Print Dallas Soccer News Print   View Dallas Soccer News RSS Feed
Dallas Area Soccer Articles
Dallas Soccer News

FC Dallas to gain a new rival in Austin FC

Added: 8/23/2018 12:29:35 PM
Well well well. It looks like FC Dallas will be gaining a new rival very soon. The Columbus Crew are going to be relocating to Austin and becoming Austin FC. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

TCU opens with win over Alabama in womens soccer

Added: 8/18/2018 8:05:54 AM
What an opening night in Fort Worth as TCU took care of visiting Alabama 1-0 on a late Kayla Hill header. It was a mouth-watering matchup featuring a pair of teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Favorites having tough time at Russia 2018 World Cup

Added: 6/19/2018 1:24:54 PM
Well with the opening group matches in the books for all the groups at the 2018 Russia World Cup the one thing we have learned is that we knew nothing as only 2 of the top 8 in the FIFA rankings managed a win. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

TCU Womens Soccer signs seven

Added: 4/19/2018 11:28:03 AM
TCU women’s soccer announced a stellar nationally ranked recruiting class. Head coach Eric Bell has announced the 2018 signing class featuring seven student-athletes. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

FC Dallas slumps to another poor result at home

Added: 4/8/2018 9:34:27 AM
FC Dallas slumped to another poor result on home turf last night as they needed a late rally to salvage a point from a very average Colorado Rapids side. Cristian Colman nodded home a wonderful long pass from Mauro Diaz. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Trinity gets past Allen in overtime thriller

Added: 3/29/2018 10:42:13 PM
Trinity slipped past Allen 2-1 on a Mateo Gonzalez goal with 30 seconds left in the first overtime. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Dallas Cup 2018 - Super Group update

Added: 3/27/2018 5:26:18 AM
Two matchdays are in the books at the 2018 Dallas Cup Super Group. Only CF Monterrey have been able to win both their matches so far in the highly competitive tournament leaving everything to play for in Wednesday's final matchday. Read More

RSS Feed
Dallas Soccer Xpert is the best dallas soccer news source.
We cover Dallas soccer, Dallas Cup, Dallas soccer news, North Texas soccer,
Dallas high school soccer, and Fort Worth high school soccer.